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Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Corail  2017 - Lot of 1 Magnum
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Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Corail 2017

Structure, balance and powerful aromas combine to create an excellent rosé that pairs beautifully with grilled meats and other Mediterranean specialities.

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Lot Description: Côtes de Provence Château de Roquefort Corail 2017

Lot description

  • Quantity 1 Magnum
  • Level:1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case: No
  • Custom Seal : no

Information about the wine

  • Country/Region: Provence
  • Appellation/Wine: Côtes de Provence
  • Climat/Cuvée: Corail
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Color: Rosé
  • Grape variety: Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, carignan, Mourvèdre, rolle, clairette
  • Service temperature (in °C): 11

Information about the producer

  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Size (in ha): 24
  • Intensity : Voluptuous
  • Dominant aroma : Red fruit
  • Tasting occasion : Gastronomic wine
  • The Corail cuvée is produced in this magnificent natural limestone amphitheatre, situated at an altitude of 400 metres. This is a fruity, fresh and eminently drinkable wine which blends hand-picked Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan and Rolle. It has an intense salmon-pink colour, delivering red fruits, citrus and peach on the nose and a surprisingly persistent finish. It is suitable for drinking either as an aperitif or alongside simple, delicately flavoured dishes such as fish.

    In the Greek-Celtic period, Roquefort was a rear-guard fortification for the nearby towns of Cassis and Marseille. When it was requisitioned by the Romans it was renamed “Rocca Fortis” and later, “Roquefort”. It was passed between the Crown of Provence to the bishops of Marseille and eventually, in 1812, it was bought by the Earl of Gardanne, an army officer and ancestor to the de Villeneuve de Flayosc family who are the estate’s present owners. The average age of the vines in this 24 ha of vineyard is forty years and it features many traditional Provencal varieties: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Carignan and Cinsault for the reds and Clairette, Rolle and Ugni for the whites. The strength of this domaine lies in its unique microclimate: the tides breathe life into the vineyard and its altitude brings cool nights, meaning grapes ripen slowly and Roquefort wines consequently retain a remarkable aromatic complexity. Raimond de Villeneuve is the current head of the domaine, which is now converted to organic viticulture (ECOCERT certified) and soils are worked without chemical additions. Many cuvées have been produced as a result of the experiments made by this domaine with their unique blends, even if that means bearing the sub-category classifications of VDP or IGP.
    *The above information describes the wine and is not vintage specific.

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16/20Le Point
  • Service temperature11°
  • Peak -
Up for grabs 150 euro 2019